Kano - No fewer than 500 unemployed
graduates in Kano are currently undergoing three days training on career
development and entrepreneurship skills.
Mr Peter Papka, the Director, Graduate Internship Scheme,
made the announcement on Thursday in Kano at the commencement of the training.
He said that after the training, the graduates would be
expected to develop action plan that would guide them in the next few years of
"It is expected that from this training, those of you who
have not begun to plan for their exit should do so without further delay.
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"This is a call to those about exiting to refocus their
energies into being employers of labour as against being an employee.
"Opportunities for being an employee in an organisation are
getting slimmer and more stiffly competitive,’’ he said.
Papka expressed optimism that the skills and experience the
trainees would acquire during the training would place them in a position to
contribute meaningfully to national development.
Earlier in his remarks, Dr Mahmud Muktar, the representative
of the consulting firm, said the training was aimed at inculcating some skills
in the beneficiaries to make them self reliant.
The training was organised by the Federal Ministry of
Finance under the Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS).